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Audiolab 8300A Integrated Amplifier with Quad S-2 Speakers HiFi Package
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Audiolab 8300A Integrated Amplifier with Quad S-2 Speakers HiFi Package

£1,249.00    
£1,040.83 Exc. VAT |  
  

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Audiolab 8300A Integrated Amplifier with Quad S-2 Speakers HiFi Package

Black amplifier with Black Oak speakers

 

Miles ahead

Completely redesigned from scratch, our new integrated amplifier, the 8300A is miles ahead of what was already an industry-leader. Higher power, an additional phono stage and new Audiolab styling means the amplifier is more stylish and more versatile than ever. Most importantly it's new, ultra-efficient circuitry and streamlined components create a listening experience which brings new definition to your favourite music.

The newly updated external structure of the 8300 series follows the new design aesthetic of Audiolab products going forward, incorporating softened lines and textures yet still maintaining Audiolab’s instantly recognisable and contemporary style.

The 8300 series’ blasted aluminium finish, CNC routed aluminium dials and display certainly look cutting-edge, yet with every Audiolab product, form follows function. The new display and controls enable a fast and intuitive access through the vast routing options and filter settings in both the A and CD.

Amplification Redefined

While striving to achieve the most supreme sound quality, each stage of Audiolab product development is focused on usability. In particular with the 8300A, ensuring simple yet in-depth control, veteran amp designer, Jan Ertner build the amplifier functionality around the new display. This means users can easily find their way around the versatile configurations the amplifier offers, even while being much more advanced than its predecessors. The amplifier can behave as an integrated amplifier, power amplifier, pre-amplifier and a split pre-amplifier - easily paired with a multitude of hi-fi systems.
 

The 8300A works as coherently inside as it does on the outside - By taking a completely new approach to the layout, a dual mono structure means inter-channel interference is minimised. Crucial components processing audio and the power supply are completely separated as far as possible.

Our new technology - Active Current Delivery also ensures a completely clean sound up to the point of clipping, then its advanced microprocessor limits the output, which guarantees no audible distortion, even at its louder output of 75W RMS.
 

"Anyone looking for a fully featured integrated amplifier for less than £1000 simply has to put the Audiolab 8300A at the top of their list"

"It has power, poise and precision in equal measure and is a joy to listen to. Highly recommended"

"A cracking amplifier from Audiolab that has sound quality that belies its price. Could show a thing or two to amplifiers costing a great deal more"

HIFI WORLD

Specifications:

Rated max power output , THD < 1% 2 x 75W RMS (8 ohm) , 2x115W (4 ohm)
(Vmains = 230V , THD < 1%)
Core Technology Dual Mono Power Amp Design
Peak output current +/- 15A
Display OLED 128x64 pixels 2.7"
Frequency response +/- 0.1dB (10Hz – 20KHz)
+/- 3.0dB (1Hz – 100KHz)
Channel Imbalance < 0.2dB (10Hz – 20KHz)
Controls Logarithmic Ladder Volume Design
Finish Fine Textured Aluminium (Black / Silver)
Total harmonic distortion (THD) < 0.002% (Power Out = 50W @ 1KHz, BW = 20 – 20KHz)
Standby Feature Yes
Signal-to-noise ratio > 107dB (BW = 20 – 20KHz )
>109dB(A-weighted, BW = 20 – 20KHz)
12v Trigger Yes
Damping factor >100 (8ohm Load @ 1KHz)
Inputs 1 x RCA
Pre-Amplifier Section  
Outputs 2 x Binding Post Terminal
Inputs CD,Vide,Tuner,AUX1,AUX2,XLR (Balanced) & Phono (MM/MC)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 80 (inc. feet) x 444 x 330.3mm (inc. connectors / controls)
Outputs 2 x RCA
Weight 7.8kg
Input sensitivity (Phono RIAA) 3.4mV (MM) , 340uV (MC)
Input impedance (line inputs) 50K // 100pF
Input impedance (phono inputs) 47K // 100pF (MM), 100R // 1.5nF (MC)
Input Voltage (Line) 3.5V max. (< 0.02% THD)
Output voltage 2.3V max. (< 0.02% THD)
Output impedance 120 ohm
Frequency response (Line) +/- 3.0dB (1Hz - 100kHz)
Frequency response (Line) +/- 3.0dB (1Hz - 100kHz)
Frequency response (Phono RIAA) +/- 1.0dB (20Hz - 20kHz)
Channel Imbalance < 0.2dB (10Hz - 20kHz)
Total harmonic distortion (THD)-Line <0.001%
Total harmonic distortion (THD)-Phono <0.002%
Signal-to-noise ratio (Line) (Volume = 0dB , Vin=1V, BW=20-20KHz ) > 107dB  
> 109dB(A-weighted)
Signal-to-noise ratio Phono (MM) (Volume = 0dB , Vin=3mV , Rs=1K, BW=20-20KHz) > 73dB
> 78dB(A-weighted)
Signal-to-noise ratio Phono (MC)
(Volume = 0dB , Vin=300uV , Rs=0R, BW=20-20KHz)
> 68dB 
> 73dB(A-weighted)
Crosstalk < 80dB (L-> R & R->L @10KHz)
Power amplifier Section  
Gain 29dB (20Hz-20KHz)
Input Sensitivity 840mV (Power Out = 70W into 8ohm)
Input impedance 15K // 100pF

 

 

Quad S-2 S Series Loudspeaker

Quad marks its 79th year with an all-new loudspeaker range: the S Series. Each model combines advanced Kevlar-coned bass/midrange drivers with a specially designed ribbon tweeter, supplying effortless sonic expression to capture all the nuances and passion of the original performance.

"Pioneering technology on a small scale"

Just 330mm high, the standmount S-2 incorporates a 125mm bass/mid cone, yet still elegantly proportioned. The S-2 speakers are the larger of the two standmount speakers featured in the new Quad S series range. With an increased cabinet volume and bigger drivers, the S-2 is proportioned for the larger room in comparison to the S-1.

The S-2 sports a bespoke ribbon treble unit, delivering effortlessly extended high frequencies that are audibly superior to those supplied by typical dome tweeters. The use of a ribbon-based driver is not new to Quad; in fact, the company’s first loudspeaker was known as the Corner Ribbon, launched in 1949. Back then, ribbon drivers were delicate affairs, easily prone to burning out if overpowered. 


The new ribbon unit developed for the S-2 is a thoroughly modern affair, utilising the latest techniques and materials. The ribbon itself is a sandwich construction, making it robust enough to handle high-powered amplifiers, and is fully immersed in a powerful magnetic field so that it accomplishes its dual role of being both the voice coil and the sound radiator.

"Sumptuous Sonics"

As well as delivering excellent transient response and superb musical detail, the sound from this ribbon unit is smooth right up to the highest musical overtones beyond the limits of human hearing. Controlled directivity maintains this sound quality over a wide horizontal arc to cover all listeners whilst vertical dispersion is tailored to avoid floor and ceiling reflections, resulting in the purest high frequency performance at the listening seat. 


This ribbon tweeter is aligned with Quad’s Kevlar-coned bass and midrange drivers through sophisticated crossover networks. While the standmount models use carefully tuned, rear-firing reflex ports to augment the bass, the floorstanders are unusual in incorporating three ABRs (Auxiliary Bass Radiators) in place of a port. These passive, rear-firing bass units support the main drivers to extend bass response down to 35Hz whilst maintaining an accurate and articulate rendition of instrument fundamentals

"Cutting edge construction"

Beautifully presented with rounded top edges at the front and rear, each speaker cabinet uses a sandwich construction of alternate layers of MDF and high-density particleboard to reduce panel resonance to below the level of audibility. Aesthetically, the look is classically Quad yet subtly updated, available initially in a choice of black or sapele mahogany wood veneers.

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